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PSU for my rig

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Currently I don't think my PSU is up to handle my rig haha with only 12A on my 12V. I was considering:

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/450W+Cooler+Master+GX+80PLUS+Bronze+Power+Supply+?productId=46094

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies+-+PSUs/Non-Modular+650W+or+less/500W+Corsair+Builder+Series+500CX+V2+80PLUS+Power+Supply+?productId=42489

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplies+-+PSUs/Non-Modular+650W+or+less/550W+OCZ+ZS+Series+80PLUS+Bronze+Power+Supply+?productId=45457

I might also be upgrading to a Q6600 as well as overclocking both CPU and GPU.
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That Corsair CX is considerably overpriced compared to the other two. It's not a bad unit, just not really superior to the CM GX and definitely worse than the OCZ ZS.

The Cooler Master GX 450W (one of the 80 plus bronze Enhance units, not some of the terrible earlier GX line) is okay and will suit your needs. The OCZ ZS 550W is a step up in both quality and wattage. These are both good choices.

I question why you'd want to upgrade a C2D to a C2Q though, unless you're really running some tasks that can make use of the extra cores. May as well just keep saving for IVB or Haswell, though if your current power supply sucks as bad as you're suggesting, I'd definitely recommend picking up one of the above.
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Thanks very much. The reason for C2Q is because of bottlenecking in BF3. My friend is selling me one for like £30.
Edited by leekaiwei - 4/9/12 at 7:07pm
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